Macdonald Swan Hotel

Keswick Rd, Grasmere, Lake District, Cumbria, England, LA22 9RF, United Kingdom | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Grasmere

We should have just driven through the night...

A travel blog entry by jolawrence1

6

So the plan was to break the eleven hour journey to Skye with a good nights sleep. As you will know from the previous blog, our last drive to Scotland was epic, however by the end of it we were, shall we say, somewhat delirious. Having stayed at the caravan park at Westmorland previously, and managing to secure a good last minute rate, we decided to stop for the night just past junction 38 on the M6. It doesn't sound very appealing, but is actually quite ...

A nice break from a long day out

A travel blog entry by ldschaub

1

... pita, etc). Most meals came with sides which looked fantastic and it was a laid back environment where you order at the counter, pick up your plates, silverware, sauces and they bring you your meal. We ordered a chicken meal which came with 4 pieces of chicken, medium spice, grilled. It came with 2 sides (chips and garlic bread) and 2 drinks. The chicken was great, it reminded us of Chuy’s half chicken platter at home, without the salsa and good ...

Fun photography in Keswick

A travel blog entry by ldschaub

5

... full of people in the high season.

After walking around a bit, and becoming sick of the cold and rain, we retreated back to the car to do a bit of sightseeing in the surrounding area. We headed toward the lake and a mountain which was supposed to be a fairly large one. Within a mile of driving, we were out of the sleet and right back into the snow, much prettier! We drove in and out of the towns and homes to find the location we were headed for. ...

A snowey adventure

A travel blog entry by ldschaub

4

... finding a warm hat to wear was very important. After going through several stores, I found one and was much more comfortable, especially since it continued to snow and get colder. After some time walking through shops, we decided that the hike was not going to take place and the best option would be to drive around the lake and take in the views as we went. We headed back to the car, changed into warmer shoes and headed out toward ...

Departure

A travel blog entry by ewanrichardson

I departed Oxenholme station in late afternoon, after waving my family goodbye I settled into the first stage of my long journey across the world.

After several hours on the virgin train from the north I arrived in
london at Euston, I crossed to Notting hill gate to meet natascha, my
first host of the long trip! She showed me around the area of london
where she lives and we went for a cheeky pint in a lovely little pub.
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Location

This 3 star hotel, located on Keswick Rd, Grasmere, is near The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop (Sarah Nelson's), Easedale Tarn, Dove Cottage, and Helm Crag.
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